LEWISTON — NorthEast Charter and Tour Co./NorthEast Trailways received the American Bus Association’s Green Operator Award at the association’s annual Marketplace last month in Charlotte, N.C.
The company was the top pick in the small category (30 or fewer buses). The company was selected by its peers after an extensive review process of its day-to-day motorcoach operations. The operations included the company’s commitment to environmentally friendly ways to drive, the use of anti-idling techniques, the safest and greenest ways to recycle oil and other engine fluids, and overall business practices that promote environmental protection and awareness.
Scott Riccio is NorthEast Charter president and CEO.
The Union of Concerned Scientists and the Natural Resources Defense Council have both recognized motorcoach travel as the greenest form of transportation, surpassing air and rail travel and well ahead of private automobiles, according to ABA President and CEO Peter J. Pantuso.